Dukan Diet News: Forbidden Ingredients in Dukan Products
I personally don’t buy products from the official Dukan Shops, as I think they are very expensive for what you get,but I occasionally window shop to see what is on offer and I must admit that I’m extremely disappointed by the information that my latest visit has provided as I think it just makes everything even more confusing than it already is.
It would appear that Dr Dukan has changed his stance on many ingredients that are not allowed on his diet. Ingredients that you are not allowed to eat such as ordinary cocoa, sugar, tapioca, rice flour, sunflower oil,whole milk are now OK to eat provided they are eaten as part of your tolerated allowance for the day.
To give you some examples
- Dukan Oat Bran Bars, that are available from the UK shop ,contain oat bran 50%, sweetener: maltitol syrup, protein puffs (soy protein isolate, tapioca starch, salt), stabiliser: glycerol, flax seed 2%, acacia fibre
- Dukan Oat Bran Bars – Chocolate, that are available from the US shop, contain oat bran, tapioca, glycerin, soy protein, soy crisps, cocoa, stevia, vanilla, sprouted flax, acacia, chocolate flavor
- Caramel Flavour Oat Bran Clusters, that are available from the UK shop contain cereal grains 67.5% [oat bran 65%, extruded soy products (soy protein isolate, rice flour, malt extract, salt)], polydextrose, sunflower oil 2.4%, caramel cubes 2% (sugar, concentrated butter, vegetable fat, powdered whole milk, powdered skimmed milk, salt, emulsifier: soy lecithin), flavouring, emulsifier: soy lecithin, antioxidant: tocopherol, sweetener: sucralose.
In the Cruise Phase you can eat one of these bars or have one 30g serving of the clusters instead of your two daily tolerated items.
The UK oat bran bars weigh 25g and have 81 calories and 13.88g of carbs, the US chocolate bars weighs 25g and have 90 calories and 17g of carbs, while the UK oat bran clusters have 89 calories and 8.2g of carbs in a 30g serving.
The US oat bran bar contains the daily serving of 2 tablespoons of oat bran but there is no information on the UK site as to how much oat bran their products contain.